It ain’t pretty, but it’s real.
18.15 miles. 2 hours 55 minutes. 9:30 minutes/mile. Booyah.
A high protein, carbful post-run snack made me look feel slightly better…
Actually, if I am going to be honest with y’all, the run was awesome. Long, but awesome. Honestly. I think since I work out best in the afternoon; going to the farmer’s market in the morning, eating breakfast and then heading out at 1:30pm was like the miracle formula. The 6 Cran-Razz Clif Shot Bloks I took throughout the run probably helped too.
(P.S. I LOVE how everyone thought the banana was an ice cream cone…ice cream in the mornin’? Heck yah.)
After the run, I tried to eat intuitively; not shove down massive calories because I could (which, don’t get me wrong, was reallllyyyy tempting…). And it worked! I would eat, usually feel full for an hour or two then was massively hungry again. Vroom, vroom metabolism!
For dindin, I whipped up a lil’ somethang with my farmer’s market finds…
bed of mixed greens
zucchini + roma tomato (sauteed in EVOO + garlic)
lotsa parmigiano reggiano goodness
a side of 7-grain Kashi crackers
Plus, a post-dinner handful of Kashis. Those things are ridiculously good.
Then, being the wild n’ crazy grandma I am, I met up with my fabulous friend Brett for dranks (two Spotted Cow beers to be exact) then went dancing (and played wingwoman for him) at the local gay bar. I<3 gay men. Ummm…best. time. in a long time. If you say dancing after running 18 miles, I am still there. Good times were had, and I was in bed by 1am. Perf.
This morning, I had breakfast in bed…
1 cup Stonyfield BaNilla yog
sprinkle o’ flax
sprinkle o’ almond meal
1/2 cup raspberries
1/4 cup Optimum Blueberry Cinnamon cereal
Now I am sitting at a local coffeeshop, swiggin’ my cuppa joe and enjoying the gorgey day. Happy Sunday :)
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